Man in vest scratching the neck of a contented toucan.
The Scottish Word:


Weeel Dougal, yer a toucan that loves yer scrat o the back o the neck the day.

Mind, yer moultin an seekin a coorie-in mair than usual.


scrat: scratch, claw.

Well well Dougal you’re a toucan that loves your scratch on the nape of the neck today.

Of course I realise that you’re moulting and seeking to cuddle in close more than usual.


This is the video on Youtube that inspired me. How to tell when your toucan want to be petted. Just goes to show cross species communication is a definite thing.

Along with many other commonalities we share with our animal fellow travelers on this wee blue marble sailing through vast emptiness.

The Scottish Word: scrat with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

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